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(Washington, D.C.) — While many public health officials and healthcare providers view reducing sodium intake as the primary strategy to lower blood pressure, a 2010 expert Roundtable indicates that strategies that encourage lifestyle modifications could yield better results, concludes an article...
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Introduction The issues of “pig castration” and “boar taint” may have caught your attention in the media recently.  For many years, pork producers have physically castrated male piglets to prevent pigs’ natural odors, referred to as “boar taint,” from developing as they mature.  Without some form...
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By: Lisa Muras, former IFIC Foundation Intern with the Sodexho Mid-Atlantic Dietetic Internship Date: 8/3/12 The 2012 Summer Olympics in London features 10,500 athletes competing for medals in 26 sports. It is an amazing opportunity to witness competitors giving their all on a world stage. But with...
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Introduction The issues of “pig castration” and “boar taint” may have caught your attention in the media recently.  For many years, pork producers have physically castrated male piglets to prevent pigs’ natural odors, referred to as “boar taint,” from developing as they mature.  Without some form...
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Note: The International Food Information Council is proud to support the Alliance to Feed the Future as a founding member. (Washington, D.C.) — The Alliance to Feed the Future today announced the availability of new, free curricula to help students in grades K-8 learn about modern food and...
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  By: Lisa Muras, IFIC Foundation Intern, former Sodexho dietetic intern  Date: 7/30/1   Ashley Nee began paddling slalom at the age of 10 with Valley Mill Camp. She was a member of the 2007 Slalom National team and the 2010 National Team. Nee also was a part of the Junior National team from 2004-...
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MEDIA ALERTInternational Food Information Council Foundation Summer Olympic Campaign video Functional Foods: A Winning Plate Interview with Ultramarathoner Michael Wardian The Road to a Winning Plate with Functional Foods With the 2012 Summer Olympics upon us, the IFIC Foundation has been working...
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With the 2012 Summer Olympics upon us, let’s gain inspiration from these amazing athletes to make healthful lifestyle changes. Use this resource to learn how foods and beverages can improve your performance, just like they do for Olympic athletes. Did you know that for the most part, even the best...
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By: Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RD, LD, FADA Date: 7/25/12 According to the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), as of mid-July 2012, 62 percent of farms in the U.S. were experiencing drought conditions, making this the most severe and extensive drought in at least 25 years.   Figures and data are...
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By: Jonathan Saltman, IFIC Foundation Intern, Masters Candidate at the Cornell University Institute for Public Affairs  Date: 7/23/12 Exercise, in any of its many forms, can make an important contribution to your short term goals and can become a key part of your long-term strategy for maintaining...
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By: Dave Schmidt, IFIC & IFIC Foundation President and CEO   Date: 7/18/12 The debate over some topics seems to live on long after the science has been settled. Food biotechnology, to my dismay, is one of those topics that continues to elicit a great deal of emotion, yet the science is, and...
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For more than 50 years, veterinarians and producers have administered antibiotics to food animals, primarily poultry, swine, and cattle, mostly to fight or prevent animal diseases. The following Q&A provides answers to common questions about antibiotic use in animals, including information on...
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By: Anthony Flood Date: 7/13/12 Earlier this week, I was not amused, but was again surprised to read about yet another alleged reason to fear my food.  Fortunately for me, I'm neither alarmed nor concerned and as you will eventually see, there's no real reason for readers of this blog to be...

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